Minister of Health says his ministry is going to outsource cleaning of hospitals

WINDHOEK: The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku says his ministry is going to outsource the cleaning of hospitals, completely.

Haufiku’s statement comes after several Members of Parliament (MP) raised concerns in the National Assembly (NA) on Friday, with how filthy the country’s hospitals and clinics are, particularly the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek.

The minister said Permanent Secretary of Health, Andrew Ndishishi is busy preparing a document for the invitation of expression of interest on cleaning services, adding that this process will not be easy, as the ministry will make sure that it sets high standards.

A similar process will be executed for catering and security services as well, Haufiku told the legislators.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services was earlier this year allocated one of the largest shares of the 2015/16 National Budget – N.dollars 6.49 billion.